Land preservation by buying less meat?

While we wait for congress to get back to work on the Farm Bill, let’s take a look at this first study to look at the impact of complete diets. While it is commonly said that changing one’s diet compares with converting to a different religion, making small adjustments in one’s shopping habits may come easier.

The “foodprint” graphic above shows the footprint sizes according to how many grams of meat are eaten per day.

The article says – “A low-fat vegetarian diet is very efficient in terms of how much land
is needed to support it. But adding some dairy products and a limited
amount of meat may actually increase this efficiency, Cornell
researchers suggest.”

You can read the whole article here

If you are interested in educating others, in your congregation (or the shopper in your household!), you can find a PowerPoint presentation and other resources here


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